Paris (AFP)

Germany and the Netherlands will be able to take the lead on Sunday in Estonia and Belarus, on Northern Ireland in the most undecided group of qualifications for the Euro-2020, while Russia could imitate Belgium and validate your ticket.

A perfect match before their sixth qualifier (12 points, 17 goals, 6 against), the eternal Dutch and German rivals will compete for the head of Group C in a remote duel in Eastern Europe.

In case of respective victories in Belarus and Estonia, which must be formal for these giants, it is the Netherlands who will remain first, thanks to the difference in goals.

But the opportunity is especially good to leave at three points Northern Ireland (3rd, 12 pts), a middleweight that bickers since the beginning of the playoffs but does not play before November.

The North Americans have just lost against the two German heavyweights (2-0 on 9 September with a goal of the sensation of the moment Serge Gnabry) and Dutch (3-1 Thursday, with a doubling of Memphis Depay, untenable selection ).

In Group I, Russia could validate its ticket for the Euro in case of victory in Cyprus. Second with 18 points, the Russians could emulate Belgium (21 pts), qualified first nation and playing in Kazakhstan for an eighth win in eight games.

The Croatian vice-world champions will try to protect themselves by bringing a success of Wales, in group E, that they dominate with 13 points in front of Slovakia (10 pts). If Croatia wins and Hungary (3rd, 9 pts) does not win against Azerbaijan, she will be qualified.

Program of the matches of Sunday (in French hours):

Group C

(18h00) Belarus - Netherlands

(8:45 pm) Estonia - Germany

Group E

(6 pm) Hungary - Azerbaijan

(8:45 pm) Wales - Croatia

Group G

(8:45 pm) Poland - Macedonia

(8:45 pm) Slovenia - Austria

Group I

(15h00) Kazakhstan - Belgium

(6 pm) Cyprus - Russia

(18h00) Scotland - San Marino

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